Pregnancy and the Webster Technique 


The Webster Technique was developed to ensure that the main joints, muscles and ligaments of the pelvis are all functioning properly.  This chiropractic technique includes both a specific analysis and a diversified adjustment. The goal of the treatment is to reduce the effects of SI joint dysfunction, which in turn will improve both the neural and biomechanical function of the pelvis. 

The SI (sacro-iliac) joint consists of the sacrum (tailbone) and the 2 ilia (‘hip’ bones). Visually it can be sometimes seen as the “dimples” on one’s lower back. This joint is also one of the main connections between the appendicular (bones of the extremities) and axial skeleton (bones of head, trunk, and vertebrae); therefore it is an important transitional zone that needs to function correctly.

SI joint dysfunction can occur in anyone; however, it is during pregnancy where it can become exacerbated. It usually presents as low back pain with occasional sciatic-like symptoms (pain felt down into the legs).  

Our clinic helps women through all stages of pregnancy function as normally and pain-free as possible. We have a pregnancy cushion, so patients can safely and comfortably lay face down far into their pregnancy. After birth, many women find chiropractic is very relieving for postpartum pain in their back and neck. If baby is having trouble nursing on one side or turning their head, chiropractic is also very effective in solving movement issues very quickly and with minimal intervention. 

© Jennifer Forbes 2015